Ending Universal Credit uplift will disproportionately affect vulnerable young people across London in their housing, working and living experiences

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YMCA St Paul’s Group research into government figures today reveals the true extent of potential damage to some of the most vulnerable among the 918,000* young people currently claiming Universal Credit if the £20 a week uplift is removed on 6 October.   For a young person leaving supported accommodation and relying on Universal Credit, there are typically three housing options: social,…

Finalists Announced For Youth Matters Awards 2021

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YMCA St Paul’s Group Nominees Announced as Finalists at Youth Matters Awards 2021     YMCA St Paul’s Group is celebrating after four semi-finalists have been announced as finalists in the highly anticipated return of YMCA’s Youth Matters Awards, which will take place in November 2021.  All four finalists have triumphed over strong competition from other…

A collaboration of YMCAs awarded a 4-year contract to deliver the RAF Benevolent Fund’s flagship Airplay programme

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A collaboration of YMCAs across England, Wales and Scotland are delighted to announce that the RAF Benevolent Fund (the Fund) has awarded them a 4-year contract to deliver their flagship Airplay programme from January 2022.  Airplay is approaching its 11th birthday and is designed to help meet the social, recreational and developmental needs of children and young people of the serving RAF Family, as well as providing…

​Ground Broken On Brand New YMCA Wimbledon Development

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On Friday (23 July), Councillor Eleanor Stringer, Joint Deputy Leader of Merton Council and Cabinet Member for Children and Education, attended a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of works to redevelop YMCA Wimbledon.  In December 2020, a resolution to grant consent for the redevelopment of YMCA Wimbledon at 200 The Broadway was approved by…

Looking for committee members to help lead the Charity

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YMCA St Paul’s Group is a leading provider of specialist support accommodation to Young and vulnerable people across London and beyond. Alongside over 1,200 units of accommodation we also provide a wide range of children’s, youth and health and wellbeing services in the communities we serve. We are always looking for Board and committee members…

Onsite Group Exercise Classes Are Back!

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Group exercise 900x600 - Onsite Group Exercise Classes Are Back! Click here for our speical offer   Group exercise classes are back! From the 17th of May we are delighted to restart our onsite group exercise classes once again.  We can’t wait to get back to such an essential & fun way of exercising, whether it’s working up a sweat in our BodyPump or indoor cycling classes or flexing and stretching together in one of our yoga classes.   Research...

Coming out of lockdown – feeling supported

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The recent announcements of the roadmap for coming out of lockdown will have created a mixed reaction for many people. While there is a sense of relief for many it will also create a sense of uncertainty and possibly anxiety. The covid-19 pandemic has created a situation that has been unprecedented and prolonged. If two…